There are many issues close to my heart. Things that I’ll talk about with passion, even rage, simply because of the issue itself. One of these issues is that of equality, and the reason I’m likely to speak so passionately about it is that I’m aware of just how much the word has lost meaning recently. Women fight for equal rights and find themselves in a situation where some countries still don’t give them the same wage as men get for the same work. On the other hand many women who say they want equality still expect a man to stand so that they can sit down on public transport. That’s not equality.
True equality is having all of the powers and responsibilities as each other, all of the bad stuff as well as the good stuff that comes with equal rights. I’m a fighter for true equality among the sexes and it enrages me whenever I see someone giving a bias to either gender. Men are seen as destructive creatures while women are seen as naturally nurturing, yet I can tell you stories of men left with a child while the woman goes off with another guy and women who are more destructive than any man I’ve met. The situation as you can see is not black and white, one good side and one evil side. People of both genders are equally capable of the worst and best aspects that the opposite gender is usually associated with and, as far as I’m concerned, that’s how everyone should see it.
Too often though you’ll find people of either gender (this equally applies to other skin colours, races, age groups and pretty much anything that subjugates something different except for religions) saying that the other is perfect and espousing how awful their own is. Too often you’ll find people who claim to want equality trying to elevate one group above all others. I see this as a dangerous situation as these groups can be much more convincing under their banner of equal rights, and very tempting to the group they’re praising. It’s hatred under the guise of friendship, inequality under the guise of equal rights, and it does more damage to the cause of true equality than anything else.
That’s why the Conscious Men (the people who made the video above) are so dangerous, and thankfully I’m not the only one who has seen it. Women and men across the globe commented on the above video with such hatred and disgust at this shallow view of things (if you’ve yet to watch the video, keep a tally of how many things they exclusively blame men for that women have also committed or done to themselves, then watch again and see how many things they give women credit for that men are equally capable of) and the blatant anti-sexist view that the men in it are trying to put across. Comments have now been closed down on the video due to the sheer amount of piss and bile that these men raised with their “loving message” but thankfully they forgot to disable embedding, allowing me to show you the true face of the enemies of equality.